Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Whydah part 1 of 2 Harrrrr

Harrrrrrrrrrr Mateys

Yer Cap'n found so much on the topic for Cap'n Mavericks school of piracy that yer Cap'n is going to brake it in to two parts Harrrrrr. So yer Cap'n wants ye mateys to go to this site about the Whydah Harrrrrrr. this be the link watch the video Harrrrr. Next week yer Cap'n will talk all about the Whydah Harrrrrrrr. There is so much info harrrrr.

Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pirates in Illinois

Harrrrr Mateys

Yer Cap'n be reading The Midwest Traveler. No self respecting pirate would be with out his AAA Harrrrrr. It has this great article about a cave Harrrr. The cave is not that far away from yer Cap'n Harrrrr.

In 1795 the cave was made in to a makeshift tavern and was operated by pirates Harrrr. They luerd boatmen and other travelers in the cave with the tavern then they would rob the travelers and boatmen Harrrrrr. They where in operation for almost 30 years Harrrrrr. That be a long time of piracy Harrrrr. Now it be part of Cave-in-Rock state park in Illinois go see it for yer selves Harrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!! The best part is ye can take a boat there Harrrrr. it is called the Queen of Egypt Harrrrrr.

Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Black Bart

Harrrrrr Mateys
Ye have all seen the movie Princess Bride where they talk about the Dread Pirate Roberts?Harrrrr. Well that character be based on the real life pirate Black Bart or Bartholomew Roberts Harrrr. He be one of the most successful pirates of the golden pirate age Harrrrrrr. Those be good times mateys. Black Bart captured over 400 ships and over 50 million pounds of loot! Harrr way to go Bart. He drank lots of tea not so much rum Harrrr.
Black Bart always wear a hat with a red feather Harrrrr.
Black Bart also had two diffrent pirate flags Harrrr.

Are these flags cool or what Harrrr.

This be a pic of Black Bart Harrrr. Ye can see one of his flags in the background Harrrr.
He became a Cap'n in 1719 Harrr. Unfortunatly he was only a pirate for 4 years Harrrr. He died in Febuary 10 1722, shot by a grape shot during a battle Harrr. His Crew dumped his body in the sea as he requested then they fight on but after several hours of fighting they where overtaken and thrown into prison at the Cape Coast Castle in West Africa Harrrr. This be when the largest pirate trial ever happened Harrrr. 54 of his crew men where hanged, 37 of his crew where inprisoned, 70 African pirates where sold in to slavery and the rest were released. Harrrr. Not a great ending for a great pirate. Yer legend will live on Black Bart Harrrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Harrrrrrr Mateys
Yer Cap'n found this bag after Mom and Lisa the Mean came home from Minnesota last week Harrrrr.

So yer Cap'n look inside Harrrrr.

What be that mateys?

It be a map and tourist books Harrrrr.

Yer Cap'n opened the map and book right away Harrrr.

Look what yer Cap'n found Harrrrr it be the Twin City's Harrrr.

Yer Cap'n looking hard at the map Harrrr.

This is the end of Minnesota Harrrr.

This be it mateys yer Cap'n thinks there is treasure here Harrrrr. Yer Cap'n needs to put an x to mark the spot Harrrr.

Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Note : Yer Cap'n does not approve of the actions of certain Somali pirates taking place now. It be just plain theft, murder and kidnapping and that not be the true pirate way.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


Harrrrr Mateys
Yer Cap'n be impressed with the poems ye mateys wrote Harrrr. They were great Harrr. Today for Cap'n Maverick school of Piracy we are going to talk about Pirate ships Harrrrrr.

This be a great pirate ship that Kat has found Harrrr. It be a pirate Sloop Harrrr. It has a Rapier like bowsprit almost as long as the hull that lets the canvas sail move the ship very nimbily Harrrr. in good winds a square topsail gives it an more speed, it could go over 11 knots at times and can carry 75 pirates and 14 cannons on the ship Harrrr.
Harrrr this be a Schooner it was often used by pirates in North American and Caribbean waters. In a stiff breeze it could go about 11 knots Harrr. It could carry a crew of 75 men, 8 cannons and four swivel guns. It was also an ideal ship to manuver in shallow waters Harrr.

The Navy Snow. The Royal Navy favored this vessel for patrolling the waters for pirates Harrrr. It is manuverable and can go at good speeds, can carry a crew of 80 Harrr. That be a lot of Royal navy men Harrr.

This be a Naval Sloop, a fast ship at 113 tons, 65 foot ship that can carry 70 men Harr. It could also fit oars thrugh small openings between the gun ports to pursue pirates Harrr. In good weather the naval ship could fire 12 nine poundscannons at the rate of 2 rounds every three minutes Harrrrr. Watch out for this ship mateys.

This be a flag ship Harrrr. It was valued for its size at 350 tons and 110 feet. This ship was more for long voyages and crewed by a 150 pirates to 200 pirates, could hold over 20 cannons and has a great cargo capacity.

This be biggest merchant vessel the East Indianman. It was built to carry the wealth of the orient at 700 tons and measured 160 feet at the main deck and 34 feet at the beam. It could hold 54 cannons and crew of 300 Harrrr.

This be a Dutch Flute. It was introduced in the 17th Century Harrr. Inexpensive to build and easy to afford, it could hold about 12 pirates. These be good prey for pirates Harrr.

This be a Brigantine. It was the chosen combat craft of many pirates Harrrr. It is a two masted vessel. It was very versatile with square sails driving the ship at its best in quartering winds. The ship is 150 tons, can mount 10 cannons and carry 100 pirates Harrr.

So mateys, what be yur favorite ship?
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate